The magnolia in our front garden went crazy this Winter. Ordinarily, I wouldn't think it worthy of mention -- even though it stopped me in my tracks every time I walked out the front door -- but, to be honest, up until that point I had given up on it.
It had been looking so straggly the past few years, I just assumed it was past its prime and that it would be just a matter of time before we needed to make a decision re: chopping it down. The wild blooms felt like a beautiful reminder that things we’ve given up for dead may still surprise us with a new lease of life.
What surprised you this year?
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